Ep. 456 - Why do Uber and Lyft let drivers proselytize?

Dec 09, 2022, 05:55 AM

This week, we talked about the power of Secular American voters, a disgraced pastor’s return to the pulpit, Kirk Cameron, and more!

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Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

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— “Top evangelicals” are not backing away from Donald Trump, no matter what the headlines suggest. (2:11)

— A restaurant in Virginia refused to serve members of a Christian hate group. Is that religious discrimination? (13:15)

— An atheist delivered an invocation in Lake County, Florida… only to be followed by a Christian giving his own prayer as a sort of correction. (29:29) 

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— Actor and evangelist Kirk Cameron is pretending public libraries are censoring him for not hosting events for his new book. (38:30) 

Matt Chandler, a megachurch leader with a history of downplaying sexual abuse, returned to the pulpit after his own scandal, but he’s not offering any details about what happened. (49:11) 

— Uber and Lyft allow drivers to preach at riders, setting up a very uncomfortable and potentially dangerous situation. (1:04:23)

— Will Democrats notice that non-religious voters helped tip the scales in their favor during the midterms? (1:12:15)